Dr. Nangia will discuss cancer survivorship, and will review what long term follow-up cancer patients need. This section will also cover potential long term and late adverse events cancer patients can experience and how to manage them. Learn what survivorship care plans are and how they can help primary care providers. Dr. Gramatges will present an overview of late effects experienced by survivors of childhood cancer, focusing on general patterns, common outcomes, and excess morbidity/mortality risk. She will also discuss follow up patterns and distribution (primary care vs. oncology specialty care), need for subspecialty care, and the concept of a ‘shared-care’ model. Dr. Gramatges will introduce the evidence-based guidelines for childhood cancer survivors, where they may be accessed for public use, and strategies for guidelines dissemination and adherence, such as Passport for Care.
What’s new in prostate cancer screening? Tune in to this webcast for the latest guidelines, screening methods, and data on the role of multi-parametric MRI of the prostate in screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Keeping up with the many new drugs approved for use each year is a constant challenge. However only a small number of new drugs each year are novel, work by a new mechanism, and are relevant for primary care practice. This talk provides a balanced evaluation of these important novel drugs, and will address efficacy, side effects, cost, and the impact on primary care practice. In addition, we will discuss at length the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccines available in the U.S. through Emergency Use Authorization.
Join Dr. Ty Gluckman and Dr. Rachel Bond as they discuss important areas in cardiology where primary care clinicians can make a big difference. These topics include recognizing aortic and thoracic aneurisms, including screening in appropriate populations. Also included are updates in lipids management.
Personality disorders are a class of mental disorders characterized by pervasive maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience, exhibited across many contexts and deviating from cultural norms. These patterns are inflexible and are associated with distress and impairment. That said, the definitions are controversial. Case examples will illustrate this class of mental disorders, along with suggested non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions.
Mental health challenges will be the greatest impact of the pandemic. Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Childhood learning loss, are just a few of the mental health consequences of prolonged isolation and prolonged fear. This presentation will help you distinguish human suffering as a result of a global pandemic vs. psychopathology which mandates both behavioral and pharmacological interventions.
What do primary care providers need to know about telehealth, burnout, and wellness? Join infectious disease experts Clifford Dacso and Stacey Rose as they review important questions, they get asked about these topics!
Featuring Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD
Globally, we are seeing a mixed picture of vaccinating the United States and the world against COVID-19, with tremendous progress containing the B.1.1.7 variant in the United States but failing to control widespread transmission in Africa and Latin America. Dr. Hotez will discuss the progress made to date with the US vaccination program, what we can expect toward the end of 2021 and into 2022, and how we can advance vaccinations globally. This session will also explore the impact of a rising and shifting anti-vaccine movement.
What do primary care providers need to know about asthma and COPD? Join expert faculty as they review important questions they get asked about these topics!
Despite the array of products and minimal regulation, it is possible to find high quality dietary supplements and use them in a rational evidence-informed manner in the care of many primary care problems. Discussion goes beyond the management of so-called short latency deficiency syndromes taught in the past to current applications for a few common primary care problems such as anxiety, depression, emotional and physical exhaustion and insomnia. We will also identify those who may need adjuncts to their diet and useful databases to find more information.
In this presentation on Lyme and other tickborne diseases, Dr. Solomon will review the clinical approach to patients with suspected tickborne disease. He will focus on a comprehensive review of Lyme disease including the clinical manifestations, the challenges and pitfalls in diagnostic testing, prevention of Lyme through the use of post-exposure prophylaxis, and the potential co-infections carried by the same vector. He will review the evidence on management of Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome and offer a rational approach to treatment. Finally, he will discuss the social controversy around “Chronic Lyme.”
This pandemic required communication among specialists and primary care. In this COVID-19 panel, faculty will team up to discuss the most pressing and frequently asked questions about this disease and its complications.